Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

  Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

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NEW YORK -- December 14, 2012

The Board of Directors of Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc.
(the “Fund”) (NYSE:LGI) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to
a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution equal to, on an annualized
basis, 6.25% of the Fund’s net asset value per share as of the close of
markets on December 31, 2012 on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The
distribution is payable on January 23, 2013 to shareholders of record on
January 11, 2013. The ex-dividend date is January 9, 2013.

Portfolio data as of November 30, 2012 including performance, asset
allocation, top 10 holdings, sector weightings, regional exposure, and other
Fund characteristics have been posted on Lazard Asset Management LLC’s (“LAM”)
website, Additionally, the notice required by Section 19(a)
of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which provides information
regarding the respective estimated amounts of each monthly distribution
derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains (short- and
long-term) and return of capital, will also be available on

The Fund’s objective is total return, consisting of capital appreciation and
current income. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by primarily investing
in a portfolio of approximately 35 to 45 equity securities with a market
capitalization of at least $5 billion at the time of purchase that are
domiciled in those countries that comprise the MSCI World Index. The Fund
seeks enhanced income by investing in short duration (typically less than one
year) emerging market forward currency contracts and other emerging market
debt instruments.

An indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), LAM, the Fund’s investment
manager, offers a range of equity, fixed-income, and alternative investment
products worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, LAM and affiliated asset
management companies in the Lazard Group managed $160 billion worth of client
assets. For more information about LAM, please go to


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